Stefan Strohmetz never gave up on direct drive. We all knew that the early 80s direct drives offered unparalleled speed control and bass reproduction, but often lacked the body and tone colors a truly top class table should offer. Stefan designed a made-in-house low torque motor solution and has constantly refined his design since 1985! Handmade in Germany to your finish specification- such a luxury in today’s mass produced world. This table is very musical and accurate; worlds away from cold and sterile.
The Motus DQ brings all of this design maturity to an unsuspended design.
The Motus DQII adds a very well conceived full suspension. the motor/bearing/tonearm base are all mounted on the sub-chassis with bearing and arm rigidly connected (critical for microdynamics).
Either model comes standard as a one-tonearm plinth that fits 9″-10.5″ arms. You may option a 12′ tonearm plinth for either model. The Motus DQ (w/o suspension) may also be ordered in a two tonearm plinth. Choose from literally dozens of wood veneers, most RAL colors in satin or gloss, and many colors of Corian.
Stefan offers his own handmade carbon tonearm: the Vertex. A gimbal design in your choice of 9″/10.5″/12″ lengths. Traditional looks hide a labor or love with titanium bearing tolerances so fine it took years to perfect. If you want a neutral and musical presentation that is a serious value you’ve arrived!
Turntables made to order with 90 days typical production time.